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Pearl S. Buck House

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Address: 520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: +1 215-249-0100
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Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the...

Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the legacy of author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck.As you walk through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. One of just a few national historic landmarks that uphold a woman's legacy, the intact collection includes the typewriter she used to write The Good Earth. Serene paths lead to her gravesite. Exhibit gallery displays her numerous awards including the Nobel prize. International gift shop on location. Pair a tour with a book discussion. Annual festival of trees, writing workshops and cultural events scheduled year round.

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EXCELLENT STAFF/GUIDES

well worth the time and the money. EXCELLENT staff and docents. Plan to spend time looking at everything.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth the time and the money. EXCELLENT staff and docents. Plan to spend time looking at everything.

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Dumont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we didn't have time for the tour but the house and grounds, which are free to roam-- were beautiful.. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

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Falls Church
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a quite beautiful place. the gardens arre well kept and so natural looking. the house is timeless in decoration. You could move right in. The docents are knowledgeable and well prepared. Hearing anbou Pearls life and activities was most interesting.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The essence of Pearl S. Buck still lives in this house. The lovely grounds and comfortably appointed rooms help tell her story and the story surrounding each of her works. I would visit again and again.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

The house is annual decorated and this is a great place to take visiting family members when you are looking for something to do on a cold winter's day.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Quaint museum which at one time was the home and location where she penned her books. Original furniture and artifacts make it a very personal and up-close view of this author and humanitarian. There is a gift shop and the property is an event venue and many a wedding or party has taken place in the big tent on the... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I grew up across the field from this property but visited for the first time today with my children. This is an amazing historical collection of art, furniture, and books. Even those marginally familiar with Ms. Buck's writings can enjoy the history of the property. For those that love literature you will be moved by the place, Ms. Buck's typewriter,... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I have wanted to go to Pearl S Buck House for 30 years and finally got there last year. It was so worth it. Ask questions when there and you will learn a lot of interesting facts about Peal Buck. Nice property and buildings. I wish I hadn't waited so long to visit.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Have visited many historic homes including about 10 authors homes in the last 6 days. This is the charming home of what I must say is a charming woman. Knew nothing of her until today. The guides changed all of that. Interesting story, well told by the guides and the exhibits. I love the fact that Buck has left a... More 

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telford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My wife read every book Pearl Buck wrote, and she wanted to see where she lived. Not disapointed, great and instrutive visit in beautifull setting in rural bucks county.

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